Post # 1
I was planning on getting my makeup done at Sephora for my e-pics, but they were cancelled. Sephora doesn’t have an appointment available for my re-scheduled date. Where should I go? Mac, Clinique, Ulta, etc?
I would do it myself, but I always have trouble with matching my foundation. I can do my eyes, but my foundation always looks washed out no matter, which brand I use.
Please help ladies! 🙂
Post # 3
It really depends more on the makeup artist you get, rather than the counter you go to. But with your foundation issues, I would say MAC. They have more shades than anyone else.
Post # 4
@coffeegal85: I was born with a tan and I am loyal to MAC. Everything seems to match my skin perfectly and all of my friends use it too. I have never heard anyone complain about their service or products. Ever.
Post # 5
Ulta (at least in my area) will do a drop in- make up session where you simply tip the artist. I went in with my practise wedding gown on a saturday morning and they loved working on me. I did buy product too, as it seemed silly not too.
I find MAC really heavy, if you dont normally wear a lot of makeup
Post # 6
I am a very loyal MAC customer! I do buy a few things from Sephora and actually used to be a total Sephora addict but once I found MAC almost every single makeup item I use is from MAC. I love the guy at the MAC counter who does my makeup. He’s amazing!!
Post # 7
i went to MAC and I was really happy with my wedding day make up – you have to spend $50 bucks in product but to me thats a trade off, im always looking for excuses to buy new makeup! plus they have AMAZING fake lashes!
Post # 8
Do you have a Smashbox counter near you? They’re usually in Nordstroms. I love, love, love their products.
I am a big MAC fan too however, the girls at the counter near me, go realllllly heavy on the eye makeup. Like, drag makeup heavy.
But, if you’re very clear about the look you want, you can’t go wrong with their products.
Post # 9
I agree with MAC. They did an amazing job with my makeup and I loved the blot powder which came in handy when I started to melt….lol. I also loved the eyelashes! The consultant worked with me on anything I didn’t like and we changed it up several times when need be. I couldn;t find a lip shade I liked so we tried several.
Post # 10
This is a picture of me speaking at a wedding (crappy pic). See how washed out I look. I am wearing Monistat Primer, Revlon Photofinsh, and Lancome powder. I don’t think the blush is right either.
I might have to check out getting my makeup done at the MAC counter.
Post # 11
Personally, I’m a big fan of Clinique. Almost all of my make-up is Clinique.
Post # 12
@coffeegal85: I don’t mean to sound incredulous, but monistat primer?! Monistat? like the yeast infection cream?
Post # 13
@CrystalBlackheart:Haha yeah. The Monistat Anti-Chafing gel works well as a primer; it has the same active ingredients has the higher end primers.
It’s weird but it works, lol 🙂
Post # 14
I love that monistat stuff but only for special occasions, it gives me bad blackheads because it clogs my pores.
Post # 15
I’ve always had good experience with Clinique to be honest. Though I’m just going to do my own makeup. I’m using mineral foundation/blush I got from Ulta, waterproof mascara from Lancome, concealer/yellow for my dark circles from Clinique, and my lipliner/gloss is also from Lancome. Eye shadow? I think it was some generic brand. What you need to do is find out what colors look best with your skin, and then go out and get them for yourself.
Post # 16
I would go to Mac. Mac is heavier than a lot of makeup, but for pictures, that is what you want. I went to Mac for my engagement pictures and was really happy with the turnout.